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COLUMN: When politics gets you down, remember the good things in life

Turn away from the TV and embrace what good is around you instead of hearing about our crumbling world.

Missouri men's basketball team back to where it all began

Playing its first game of the NCAA Tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. is a great reminder of an exhibition tournament Missouri played in the area shortly after many of the players first joined the Tigers.   

Missouri House looks at variety of Sunshine Law bills

A number of bills are currently sitting or moving through the House that could affect the access Missourians have to public records.

Some groups that receive Missouri taxpayer money lobby against open records

Groups  such as the Missouri Municipal League consider privacy concerns and the media and public's desire for more openness in government to be in conflict sometimes.   

 

COLUMN: Academy Awards give hope for quality films

Recently, the academy has selected unworthy movies as winners, but "The Hurt Locker" shows that quality filmaking will be rewarded.

Askren prepares for final wrestling tournament as Tiger

A two-time Big 12 Champion and All-American, Max Askren has finished fifth and seventh at the NCAA Wrestling Championships. This year's championships take place this weekend in Omaha, Neb.

COLUMN: Pick your spot for the weather you like

If you're sick of the temperatures and precipitation in Missouri, or even if you like it, there are lots of other places to match your weather preferences.

Columbia College heads to NAIA women's basketball tournament

The Columbia College women's basketball team will take on Bethel (Tenn.) in the first-round of the NAIA national tournament at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday in Jackson, Tenn.

Forsee to hold discussions on financial aid distribution

Missouri university presidents gathered in Columbia to discuss financial aid distribution, including a proposal to equalize the scholarship amounts students at public and private colleges receive.

Seven Big 12 teams to play in NCAA tournament

Seven Big 12 teams earned spots in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.  Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Missouri, Texas A&M and Texas will play in the big dance.

Clemson senior Trevor Booker looks to leave a legacy

Clemson (21-10) takes on Missouri (22-10) in the East Regional at Buffalo, N.Y., on Friday.

School board candidates comment on issues at NAACP forum

An NAACP forum Tuesday night gave Columbia School Board candidates a chance to address public questions.

Former mayors, council members gather at Keep Columbia Safe rally

Former mayors and council members were among the group of about 60 people who gathered at a Keep Columbia Safe rally to show support for Proposition 1.

Suspect identified in Waffle House shooting

Anthony J. Tunstall is a suspect in a March 11 shooting at a Vandiver Drive Waffle House. There is a warrant for Tunstall's arrest.

Handbill against Columbia school bond issue misrepresents St. Louis group

A handbill recently distributed in Columbia gave the impression that the Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis opposed a school bond issue on the ballot next month. The foundation has no stake in the bond issue.

Democrats consider risky move in health care drive

The move could spare vulnerable Democrats from having to cast a vote for the health care bill, it but would open the party to accusations of forcing the bill through using parliamentary tricks.

MAC Scholars show committment by organizing conference

Inspired by a national conference, students involved with the Minority Achievement Committee and Minority Ambassadors for Achievement Council Scholars programs are holding one of their own to help minority students and their parents find out what it takes to be successful in college.

Future uncertain for Missouri town of St. Patrick's annual celebration

A northeastern Missouri town named St. Patrick hosts a number of festivities celebrating the town's namesake holiday, St. Patrick's Day, on Wednesday. 

Missouri Senate hears testimony on sports incentives bill

Legislation in the Missouri Senate would give tax credits to organizers of sports events. The tax incentive would be used to attract major sporting events, but some say the prospects of the legislation appear bleak.

Missouri House pushes for looser concealed weapon regulations

Legislation to lower the minimum age for carrying concealed weapons from 23 to 21 years old was endorsed by the Missouri House on Tuesday. The bill needs another vote before going on to the Senate.

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